The science of interpersonal touch: An overview

@article{Gallace2010TheSO,
  title={The science of interpersonal touch: An overview},
  author={Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={246-259}
}
  • A. Gallace, C. Spence
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Surprisingly little scientific research has been conducted on the topic of interpersonal touch over the years, despite the importance of touch in our everyday social interactions from birth through to adulthood and old age. In this review, we critically evaluate the results of the research on this topic that have emerged from disciplines, such as cognitive and social psychology, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology. We highlight some of the most important advances to have been made in our… Expand
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